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this is r t today security forces targeted in a wave of deadly attacks across egypt just days after more than fifty people died in violent clashes with. the structure of syria's vast chemical arsenal begins on time and according to plan to earning damascus praise the from russia and even the united states although challenges away. and the olympic torch to moscow carried by astley its and celebrities before it heads off the relay across russia. twenty four.
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for a good afternoon for me kevin owen if you just joined us this is our t currently live from moscow our top story at four pm then a series of deadly attacks has struck security forces across egypt where violence has continued into a second day gunman killed four soldiers in an officer at a drive by shooting in a city one hundred kilometers west of karo that a massive truck bomb hit a security headquarters in southern sinai peninsula that left five dead and more than fifty injured is a region correspondent bill true the families have gathered in front of the capital as main morgues and him to basically pick up their dead after a very bloody night inquiry and across the country leaving dozens dead and hundreds arrested so kicked off on sunday afternoon on the anniversary of the fortieth the fortieth anniversary of the nine hundred seventy three arab israeli war this is largely regarded as an armed forces day a day that people celebrate the military victory i think on so the interim president had called for. to his credit behind me and the presidential palace to
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basically congratulate the military and what is regarded as one of the most proud moments in egyptian history however supporters of mohamed morsi had other ideas they wanted to protest against the military not the institution itself they said but the generals they attempted to march on to the square as well which was being heavily guarded by security forces security forces stopped them pretty sharply firing tear gas and bullets into the crowds there was reports of light on the mission i was there on the ground these chaotic street battles spilled over into the side alleys it was extremely bloody indeed howard this is not an unusual sight it's not sadly egypt this is one of many countries that we're seeing doesn't start is no longer top news here in fact local news stations were actually more focused on the celebrations and they were on the bloody assault on the most of brotherhoods and morsi supporters this comes up to two and a half years of torment turmoil after the two thousand levon uprising which has seen the country really become very divided between those who want to sign with the military and those who want to go with them as a brotherhood another side effect of this is unfortunately
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a number of terrorist attacks already this morning we've heard of a massive explosion of security directorate in sinai and south sinai magicians of five police officers shot dead and it's malaya which is in the series canal so we're seeing here is a massive massive turmoil security crisis for meanwhile the supporters of mohamed morsi refused to back down specially if they've lost so many of their relatives and friends this time it's come back the streets so expect to see further clashes on the horizon political activists are doing a good told me supporters of the muslim brotherhood of the interim government of trying to stir. it's a knuckle breaking situation it's a bottleneck both sides are trying to put a lot of pressure on the other until the other reaches a certain point of. concessions that it's more or less puts the other party in a in a much stronger position now the muslim brotherhood are giving more and more into
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the scenario of victimizing themselves they're going on the street although they haven't recently used violence but violence has been. imposed on them and they have a lot of victims in the past couple of days. or two they want to gain more sympathy locally and abroad and there will be keeping up to date of course with the latest events in egypt you can also follow bell true and a twitter feed to get the latest updates from the divided country. the world's largest and oldest oil cartels taken sides now and the british scottish independence wrote saying it can't imagine edinburgh is future without london the organization has extensive ties to the united kingdom and its biggest exporters a big fans of british weapons this cross to polly boy can for more of what's being said here i probably why is opec weighing in here. well the british government has got tight legs to opec for example britain sells
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arms export licenses to many of its members including saudi arabia so for critics it's hardly surprising that opec is trying in with westminster in dismissing the idea for scottish independence the opec secretary general general abdallah el badgery who happens to be a former minister under gadhafi he's firmly rejected the notion of an independent scotland the head of the oil cartel said that there isn't much oil left in scotland anyway and he dismissed the idea of an independent algebra ever coming on and the opec umbrella which controls one third of the world's oil supply he said that the interests of both london and edinburgh would be best under the umbrella of the united kingdom this is likely to be a blow for the pro independence movement in scotland because a big part of the scottish nationalists independence campaign has hinged on the notion of more oil providing
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a role in making scottish independent economically viable the scottish national party has even estimated that oil reserves could be worth up to three hundred thousand pounds every single scored on the first minister of scotland alex salmond has told r.t. in interviews before that if scotland were to become independent well then it could a few more take prepared to take on a part of the u.k.'s national debt because it would then control vast swathes of the u.k.'s oil reserves we have an estimate saying that there are some estimates that say that up to ninety percent of the u.k.'s orderers oil reserves are located in fact above the scottish border in the north sea so in fact from all the european countries it's only norway which has a larger will result so there's a lot of different estimates coming from both sides and there isn't a pro independence camp have said that westminster has intentionally played down the oil reserves in scotland in order to quell that separatist feelings in scotland
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of course no surprises either the british government is still keeping up the pressure. well the scottish referendum is now less than a year away and we've had the pro independence campaign in scotland really queues in westminster of waging a campaign called project fear to scare scots off taking the yes box when it comes to the scottish independence referendum even the newspaper where the interview with mr badgery appeared it's the telegraph which is closely aligned to the conservative party i spoke to a scot in london recently who told me that regardless of where you weigh in on which side of the independence camp you weigh in on the lengths to which westminster has been going to over the past six months even to fear or to scare scots into thinking about the consequences if they vote for independence is almost
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humorous with politicians in westminster saying that scotland would have to reapply for its new membership if it broke away from the united kingdom that they might not afford to have a postal service or that they didn't have enough money to create a proper armed forces so both camps are engaged in a real propaganda battle at the moment we're seeing some different facts and figures and statistics it's very about from both sides and that. this lies we'll be following it closely we'll be trying to find. the destruction of syria's vast chemical arsenals because it's been confirmed by international inspectors posted to the country under the plan brokered by russia or of the us warheads chemical mix equipment and rockets will be destroyed first so far will go to plan it seems a middle east correspondent has the latest from damascus. the united nations has come to that chemical weapons experts inside syria have begun the process of
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destroying the estimated one thousand ton chemical weapons stockpile inside this country there is a team of some thirteen international experts who have been inside syria since last tuesday they come from the organization for the purpose of chemical weapons in the hague is what is the united nations and they are overseen the whole purses they've role is to verify reports as well as of zero to what is happening but the actual destruction itself is taking place by syrian forces in a statement that was released by the international experts they said that on sunday these forces had begun destroying the solid warheads as well as aerial bombs and chemical mixing equipment the syrian forces are using cutting torches as well as angle the wind is to destroy missions the whole process is taking place at an undisclosed location but it will last until at least the middle of the next year that's one of those binding u.n.
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resolution that came in to fade off to the involvement of russian diplomacy we're still hearing though from the united states that if both sides being damascus and the rebels don't adhere to their commitment and actually destroy these stockpiles of chemical weapons force could still be an option the important point to make is that the observers have said that the syrian president bashar assad is at hearing to his commitments but as appears it has been no indication no kind of comment confirmation from the rebel side that they will be doing the same and this is important because a number of these chemical weapons stockpiles are actually on the frontlines are they changing hands sometimes they're in the sides also sometimes they're not in the poses a number of problems firstly how will these international experts actually reach the frontline where they can observe the destruction of these chemical weapons and so a lot of problems. a lot of possible. encounters further down the line that the international
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experts will have to deal with but certainly the process at least on the damascus side has been done. on middle east correspondent or the international specters of a colossal task ahead of them they have to oversee the dismantling of hundreds of tons of chemical agents and rockets with a tight time frame while in the middle of a war zone at the same time west intelligence estimates of further forty five chemical weapons depots around the country the damascus disputes that it says the numbers half that and the confusion stems from the operation to hide the weapons from a u.s. strike seven of them according to the government are located in combat zones it makes it all the more difficult therefore as for the production facilities there are believed to be four of them in the country all of them near cities where fierce fighting is often reported here at home as aleppo instructors and inspectors are under orders to verify the destruction of these sites by november the first all in all in fact series estimated of about of thousand tons of chemical agents they include mustard gas blister agent sarin v.x.
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gas all have believed to be deployed in the deadly assault sarin anyway near damascus in august as well as a blister agent v.x. nerve gas that's in there are marie there now syria's cooperation in giving up its chemical arms isn't it praise not just from russia but even tacit applause from the united states the foreign ministers of the two world powers met on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation summit in bali paul scott's reporting from there. confirmation that came that disarmament of syria's chemical weapons stockpile has already begun it was only ten days ago that the united nations you know honestly passed a resolution on syria's chemical weapons stockpile and u.s. secretary of state john kerry says that it's a record breaking process to get to this stage of soon and russian's foreign minister lavrov says that damascus is fully complying with the international community pursued you see the train all these weeks after syria join the chemical weapons convention moscow has been working jointly with the international
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inspectors we hope this will continue on in the future while u.s. secretary of state john kerry also says the syrian government deserves credit for the site false move process now it had been hoped that u.s. president barack obama and russian president vladimir putin would have been able to have a one on one meeting on the fringes of this economic summit how about of course president obama was forced to cancel his trip to asia because of the ongoing financial problems in the united states and the continuing shutdown that his place has been taken by secretary of state john kerry who says that washington now believes there is no military solution to the conflict in syria. we agree again there is no military solution here we should. not have. radical extremists on either side of any. assuming a greater. status or position in syria and that is why we
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recommitted today with very specific efforts to move the geneva process as rapidly as possible now it was undoubtedly a productive meeting between the two sides with kerry saying it's been the most productive meeting in recent months between lavrov and himself and attention now turns to the possibility of a geneva two peace conference where it's hoped that the syrian government representatives of the syrian government on the syrian opposition will sit around the table for peace talks. says that he can get. delegation from the syrian government from damascus around the table in mid november that's the anticipated date for these talks and kerry says he's hopeful that he can do likewise with the syrian opposition. paul scott the national torch relay for next year's winter olympics in sochi is kicked off in moscow on a fantastic journey across the world's largest country. and the sochi twenty forty limpid torch has started his record breaking journey now
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across russia from the heart of the russian capital a lecture a jet ski reports of where the first thoughts bearers set off. the olympic torch relay of the sochi twenty fourteen olympic games has officially kicked off the five time olympic champion in synchronized swimming and as i see that we have a she was the first to carry the olympic torch certainly she'll be followed by many others this is the start of the journey for the olympic torch across russia for the next two days it will be in the russian capital and then it will move elsewhere across the country and this certainly follows a very exciting sunday we saw the olympic flame carried from greece the special plane landing at the airport and the vice prime minister of the russian federation me there cause it bringing the flame to us i saw it literally driven past me in about fifteen minutes just from where i was standing then it was carried a scored by a motorcade of night wolf biker group to the rest square where it culminated in. a
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ceremony attended by thousands of athletes. twenty four thousand volunteers and the country's leadership. was the one lighting the torch and greeting the crowd with the start of the olympic torch relay is the word historic or the word extraordinary suits well with this particular olympic torch relay because for the first time in history the olympic flame will be taking out for a space walk it will find itself on the bottom of lake baikal the biggest lay the largest lake and in russia it will also be carried to the highest speak in russia the top of the mountain as well as being carried by a plane a train at troika and even the carriage of reindeer so this is something unprecedented for the olympic torch relay moreover it hasn't yet. set that record but we are expecting it to become the longest torch relay in the history of winter olympic games will cover more than sixty five thousand kilometers and more than
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fourteen thousand torchbearers will carry it across our large country we also know that. at some point of time about one hundred thirty million people will be will be able to witness or participate in this store truly because ninety percent of the russian population will be within an hour's reach from the the from. this makes it's probably one of the most viewed and watched by torch relays in the history of the winter olympic games so certainly as this is something we're all looking forward to you can always follow the olympic torch relay on a special website we created. our t. dot com slash torch hyphen relay and our reporters will be pretty much everywhere where the olympic flame will be going. is on its epic journey to such a. one hundred twenty three days. through two hundred two cities of russia. really fourteen thousand people or sixty thousand killings.
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in a record setting trip by land air. space. a limp a torch relay. m r t r c dot com. and we'll be following it for you course coming up in the program afghanistan's gearing up for his first democratic transition of power but with warlords and militia leaders among those vying for the presidency he's for the taliban could get a head start we dissolve in that show and then also to abduction or special op libya wants from the united states but what washington thinks is ok to say citizens without telling them what they're up to. holding their own homes hostage we tell you about the desperate measures being taken these days by spaniards who are facing eviction after losing their livelihoods it's all just ahead.
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soldiers you're in the military no more joking any more. never been some time in my life. every day would be pushed to sleep. do you think it's going to be easy. but everyone's. still. i don't know if i'm going to make it to the end look can stop filming because i'm just looking at the left i don't know what to do. it's ok it's a. expect the strike. logan
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former warlords of the tainted past militia leaders and political outsiders will join a number of heavyweights to face each other in afghanistan's presidential race more than twenty candidates in fact of registered to succeed hamid karzai who's second and final term ends next year well there's a ready a pall over the election though with concerns of corruption and vote rigging but it's all overshadowed by one major fear the taliban making its way back into government now they are the news all here take a look at the red zones on this map you'll see the regions where there's an alarmingly high presence of the militant group afghan presidential candidate doug sultanzoy meantime blames the current government for letting the taliban get that
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much power. i don't think the taliban are that strong it's that weakness of this government that makes that make them look strong when when you see who are in power in this country when you see who are running that drug cartels when you see who are protecting. these smuggling routes in this country to central asia and to iran they are governors the police generals big wigs in this government if the united states and nato and allies their allies who are in this country if they're protecting a corrupt government and they want to replace it with a corrupt government they can do it but it will not bring stability it will haunt nato and the united states and it will backfire in my opinion in the long run the people will join the taliban in droves and this country will become a safe haven for and stability genesis i beg has reported extensively from the region explain to me earlier why people turn to the taliban people are already
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looking towards a taliban as a source of stability not that they agree with the ideology or the methodology but what they actually want to secure tend to be able to feel safe and not having to be searched or stopped and searched by foreign troops or anyone insultingly a culture so i think you will see more people looking towards the taliban because that's the only option they really have their policy of not engaging and not going in for talks with the taliban has really backfired i think now coming to realize only have to ten years other they come to realize that they're going to have to actually talk with these people and maybe even accept the fact that once they leave the taliban have a large influence in the government and the future of afghanistan. libya is demanding an explanation from the us why its forces kidnap one of their citizens that tripoli describes and the capture of a suspect in the one thousand nine hundred american embassy bombings in kenya in terms of near the libyan government says it knew nothing about the planned
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operation which it sees as a clear violation of sovereignty and nasa libby is being on the f.b.i.'s most wanted terror list since it was introduced in two thousand and one and had a five million dollars bounty on his head is being held out now on a u.s. warship in the mediterranean who faces trial in the united states tripoli says it wants him tried in libya. and in more of the main network news stories this hour health workers in pakistan have again been targeted by bombers this month killing two people and wounding several more as ninety polio team arrived in hospital nepos shower then a second larger device was discovered it was diffused militants oppose the even a zation program they're believing it's a cover for american spying means therefore polio remains rife in pakistan because thousands of children aren't lacson native. update on powerful typhoon fitow savva eastern china it's now forced more than half a million people to flee to safety soldiers are helping the evacuation and building levees the strong winds of the flooding have disrupted travel and brought power
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lines down to people so far because of dead fitters the twenty third typhoon to hit china this year and follows the soggy which killed twenty five people in the south . as the main tourist season comes to an end in spain record unemployment is biting once again one in four spaniards are no out of work and for many that also of course means being out on the street to over half a million people have been evicted in the past five years sara firth's got the story behind those numbers. the picture of suburban bliss but a little closer and the cracks start to appear take a look around. the life building in a relatively affluent part of the country north of madrid you can see looking at the window boxes in the front of the building that is well kept and all the people who live here have one thing in common that's known as pay rent since the crisis
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hit dictions have gone through the roof in two thousand and eight more than a quarter of a million spaniards have received eviction orders because they were unable to pay their mortgages like everyone else living in the pub like this family moved in to being a victim from their old. we used to live. but had to move here we are all place was lovely but you know we're living in a crisis and when we couldn't afford it anymore we sought help and were moved here the family received the support of the protest movement that helps people who have lost their homes or can no longer afford to pay rent they helped place the family in a flat the flat they live in now like the home development is just one of many properties since spain's housing bubble burst being standing empty. the developer these properties is facing a legal battle but who is working with the protest movement determined to fight
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back. the reasons for the creation of this organization was a tsunami of addictions a wave of economic crisis society understands that this is not just a crisis but as we were robbed we were left without health care education which now houses and we are left with. the banks are full of money from struggling taxpayers to you in large part to the continuing pressure from campaign great big. government announced a two year moratorium olympic chin's at the end two thousand and twelve but many families here feel the emergency legislation doesn't go far enough and that they're left standing for themselves. we all want to get water and electricity we don't have it here. despite small signs of year raise a recovery spain remains a country with one of the highest levels of unemployment and with more than one in
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full people in the country out of work the family spicing to remain here and move very well have used a very. service. use continues for an hour to just over half an hour's time up next after the break. james brown joins the russian recruits one of the toughest boot camps. i recently read headlines all over the russian internet screaming in full paranoia mode that china has just bought five percent of ukraine now they're writing that china will lease five percent of ukraine over ukrainian officials themselves claim that china won't be getting either and that this is
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a deal about some drip irrigation system the situation didn't explode onto the internet to the fantasies of bloggers the south china morning post reported that one company does have a crop and pig farming plan design utilized nine percent of ukraine's territory also last year the ban on foreigners buying land ukraine. been lifted although i am the distrustful pro sovereignty type getting a rich foreign country to pay to develop your nation's agriculture might not be too bad of a deal it would definitely take a lot of money to restore ukraine's farming to its former glory they see that ukraine used to be the bread basket of europe i'll give you that status spec could really help the country but it's selling off or even just leasing nine percent of the nation's territory is absolutely unacceptable doing a large project with the chinese that is mutually beneficial is one thing but selling your leasing off your country is another and by another i mean treason but that's just my opinion.
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it could be the most exciting see the most terrifying. way from everyone you know. one in the complete. it's a rite of passage for thousands of young russian men a chance to find out what the. really capable of. i was joining them on this journey of discovery and god knows it was going to be tough. was your full name wrong james. once. i swim.

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